The American Energy Storage Association publishes guidelines for recycling, scrapping and safe transportation of lithium-ion battery energy storage systems

by:CTECHi     2021-08-30
According to foreign media reports, the American Energy Storage Association has recently launched a guide to the measures that lithium-ion battery energy storage systems should take at the end of their service life. As part of the American Energy Storage Association's Corporate Responsibility Initiative (CRI), a working group composed of representatives of energy storage manufacturers issued this guide before the end of August this year. The document encourages the need to consider the cost and plan of battery recycling and end-of-life management at the beginning of the deployment of battery energy storage projects. The American Energy Storage Association stated that with the increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries used in energy storage systems (ESS) and electric vehicles (EV), the battery industry is shouldering more and more responsibilities. For this reason, it is necessary to solve and manage the recycling of batteries. And deal with the problem. The American Energy Storage Association stated that although many stationary energy storage systems have not been used long enough and have not reached their service life, their decommissioning costs (maybe 10 to 20 years after operation) may be huge. Therefore, it is currently difficult to accurately determine the actual cost of these batteries decommissioning. Although the American Energy Storage Association does provide some rough ideas and estimates of the decommissioning costs, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is preparing a copy for this to be released this fall. The latest investigation report. These costs should be recognized as financial by the battery energy storage project and system owners, but there may be opportunities for recovery in the next few years. Innovative contract arrangements can be used to share risks and costs, and at the same time, more manufacturers that adopt new methods in battery decommissioning services should be encouraged to enter the market. To a large extent, this depends on the collaborative work with the electric vehicle field, and the battery recycling industry is facing more urgent pressure to meet the challenge of the waste battery of electric vehicles. With the surge in the number of waste batteries of electric vehicles, the battery recycling can be The range of options may increase substantially. The industry needs to advocate for the formulation of plans and policies that encourage the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. The research and development will focus on new technologies that can be recycled, pay more attention to understanding the end-of-life costs of batteries from the development stage of battery energy storage projects, and in a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way Reduce battery end-of-life costs. The American Energy Storage Association released the CRI white paper on battery end-of-life management in April this year. The white paper discusses the current regulations, processes and methods for establishing a lithium battery circular economy model. Related to this, eight battery-related associations from the European Union and the United States jointly established an online information portal, the main content of which is to introduce the safe transportation of batteries and vehicles for transporting batteries. By following the United Nations and the 'European Agreement on the International Transport of Dangerous Goods' and many other transportation regulations around the world, some related requirements have been formulated, including the establishment of associations including the European Battery Manufacturers Association (EUROBAT) and the International Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA) This information platform. A statement issued by the eight associations stated that “transporting batteries (including battery modules, battery products, or used batteries) means that specific safety measures must be taken. Failure to comply with these obligations is not only a violation of these regulations, but also our industry’s unwillingness. Accepted safety risks. The battery industry is a responsible industry. We need to ensure that every organization and individual involved in the transportation and handling of battery products can understand these regulations and requirements.'
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